For his birthday, Capt. Eddie is sponsoring a fundraiser for his favorite charity

August 16th is Capt. Eddie’s birthday. And this year, Capt. Eddie is sponsoring a birthday fundraiser.

Taking a page from the popular Facebook practice, Capt. Eddie has decided that for this birthday he is going to solicit donations for his favorite charity. And (as you might have suspected) the Captain’s favorite charity is himself.

Please feel free to donate as much money and/or cryptocurrency as you like. Capt. Eddie accepts U.S. dollars, Euros, or Bitcoin. There is no upper limit on donations, so please allow your generosity to roam freely.

To donate using PayPal or your credit card, you can …

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Playing with the Scammers

If you know me at all, you know that I like messing with the minds of scammers and spammers (well, and other people, too). If you don’t know me yet, you’ll need to check out my “Snotty Phone Meets the Telemarketers” video series (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3). That will give you an idea of the sort of thing I like to do.

Recently, though, it’s email scammers I’ve been playing with, rather than telemarketers. Perhaps you know the ones I mean: They send you an email telling you that your accounts have been hacked, …

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We Only Want the Fax, Sir

I found out a few weeks ago that AT&T offers a 10% discount on wireless services for AARP members. I just happen to be an AARP member, and I use AT&T, so I decided it’s time to take advantage of this.

I called the AT&T department that handles these things, and was talking to a nice, millennial-sounding customer service agent. She told me there was a form I had to fill out and fax to them in order to get the discount.

Geezer (i.e., me): Is there a way I can just email this to you?

Millennial: No, sir, you …

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Snotty Phone Meets the Telemarketers – Episode 3

In this episode, Snotty leaves a message for Texas Senator Bryan Hughes, chats with a representative of the NRA, and has a little fun with the usual collection of life insurance, health insurance, and “final expenses” hucksters. Not to mention the guy with the heavy accent who says your computer is downloading malicious files from the Internet….

These are all REAL calls. Take a look, you will laugh your buns off.

Also, you can watch Episode 1 and Episode 2.

 

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